The genesis of...

2010-12-21 13:43

Genesis means the beginning of the formation of an idea, project, phenomenon.

The play's the thing

2010-12-17 17:12

A new theater-going habit is required.

Kicked upstairs?

2010-12-17 13:00

To kick sb. upstairs is to remove them from their current position as punishment.

China's biggest knockoff?

2010-12-14 15:33

Knockoff is a colloquialism for a counterfeit, a copy of the original product.

Moving in quicksand?

2010-12-10 14:35

To move in quicksand is to move slowly if you can move at all.

Tongue twister?

2010-12-07 15:22

If a dispute is described as a tongue-twister, it's a difficult one to describe.

'Snap' offensive?

2010-12-03 16:49

The word "snap" involves activities that are short, crisp and quick.

At large?

2010-11-30 14:18

Someone being "at large" is free and not restricted to any fixed place.

Off the beam?

2010-11-26 12:36

To go off the beam is to go wrong.

Discretionary spending

2010-11-23 14:30

Discretionary spending means spending on items that are not daily necessities.

House money?

2010-11-19 13:21

House money refers to the money earned in the easy way.

Reinvent the wheel?

2010-11-16 13:57

Reinvent the wheel means making a complete overhaul to something and start anew.

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